Austin Hyatt

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A stalwart out of the Crimson Tide bullpen in 2007 who will likely continue that role this season ... consistently throws strikes and keeps the ball down in the strike zone ... tied the Alabama single-season record for fewest walks in a season with nine walks (minimum 40 innings) ... stranded a team-best 14 of 15 inherited runners last season ... held first batters faced to an .091 (1-for-11) batting average in 2007 ... appeared in 18 games and made three starts ... posted 5-1 record with two saves and 3.68 ERA ... worked 44 innings and allowed 18 earned runs and 41 hits with nine walks and 40 strikeouts ... has the ability to become a starter, but is durable enough to eat up innings as middle reliever or set-up man in the bullpen.

SOPHOMORE (2007): 
Appeared in 16 games, primarily out the bullpen ... made three starts against McNeese State, Georgia and South Carolina ... posted a 5-1 record and a 3.07 ERA ... also added two saves and one hold ... worked 41 innings and allowed 14 earned runs and 36 hits, with nine walks and 38 strikeouts ... tied the Alabama single-season record for fewest walks with a minimum of 40 innings pitched (9 walks) ... limited opponents to a .240 batting average ... one of the Tide’s most consistent relievers posting a 4-1 record and 1.30 ERA in 13 games out of the bullpen with two saves and one hold ... worked 27.2 innings and allowed four earned runs and 20 hits, with six walks and 27 strikeouts ... stranded 14 of 15 inherited base runners ... held first batters faced to an .091 (1-for-11) batting average ... Alabama went 3-0 with Hyatt as the starting pitcher ... he posted a 1-0 record with a 6.75 ERA in those three starts (13.1 innings, 10 earned runs, 16 hits, three walks and 11 strikeouts) ... earned his first career save against Georgia State (3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) on February 10 ... earned his first career win against Canisius (2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) on February 16 ... notched his second win of the year against Villanova (2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) on Feb. 24 ... earned his first career start against McNeese State on March 4, notching a career-best seven strikeouts in the game ... missed three weeks (March 11-April 1) with soreness in his right shoulder ... made his first SEC appearance against LSU (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K) on April 1 ... notched his first career SEC win at No. 1 Vanderbilt (3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) on April 8 ... made his first SEC start against Georgia (6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) on April 15 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a win over Georgia for the longest outing of his career ... picked up his fifth win of the season at Florida (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K) with another solid relief outing on May 6 ... notched his second save of the season at Mississippi State (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) on May 19 ... made his SEC Tournament debut against Florida (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) on May 24.

SOPHOMORE (2006): 
Redshirted and did not see action ... pitched for the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Mohawks in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) in the summer of 2006... named Second-Team All-NYCBL ... complied a 2-1 record with a 2.23 ERA in seven appearances ... made five starts and two relief appearances ... worked 32 1/3 innings and allowed eight earned runs and 24 hits ... added 41 strikeouts and 18 walks ... held opponents to a .212 batting average.

FRESHMAN (2005): 
Made two appearances (Butler and Mississippi Valley State) ... made his debut against Butler (2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 K) on March 16 ... also pitched one inning against MVSU (2 H, 3 R) on April 20 ... played for the Nevada (Kan.) Griffons in the Jayhawk League in the summer of 2005... in six games at Nevada, he posted a 2-1 record with one save and a 3.71 ERA.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2004 graduate of Marietta (Ga.) High School ... a three-year baseball letterman ... played for Coach Josh Gazaway ... played on two Georgia High School state playoff teams ... named the 2004 Cobb County Player of the Year by The Atlanta Journal Constitution ... a First-Team All-State selection by The Marietta Daily Journal and the Georgia Dugout Club ... posted a 5-1 record and a 2.00 ERA as senior in 2004, logging 66 strikeouts in 46 innings, and hit .447 with six home runs and 30 RBI at the plate ... set school records in 2004 for highest batting average, most hits and most doubles ... named Marietta’s Most Valuable Player ... selected in the 32nd round of 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves ... played summer ball for the East Cobb Strikers in 2004 for Coach Mike McQueen ... posted a 7-0 record with a 1.11 ERA.

PERSONAL: 
Full name is Austin Parker Hyatt ... son of Don and Jan Hyatt ... has one brother, Jared, who played four years for Coach Danny Hall at Georgia Tech and pitched in the 2006 College World Series for the Yellow Jackets.


 

 

     
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